New figures from the Central Statistics Office, released this morning, say the sector which has seen the largest percentage increase in average weekly earnings in the year to Q2 2014, is that of the construction sector.
It has risen 6% from €698.27 to €739.96.
The Arts, Entertainment, Recreation and Other Service Activities sector saw the largest percentage decrease, -5.3%, from €500.42 to €474.13.
Above: the Eiffel Tower in 1888; Christ The Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro (built 1926-1931); Sydney Opera House (built 1959-1973); the Statue Of Liberty’s torch-bearing arm displayed at the Centennial Exposition in 1876; Tower Bridge London (built 1886-1894); Manhattan Bridge (built 1901-1912) and The Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco (built 1933-1937).
Construction aerials (taken yesterday) of the new bus/Luas/cycle/pedestrian bridge over the Liffey, designed to increase footfall on Marlborough and Hawkins Street, providing a north/south link between Abbey Street and Pearse Street.